Prolonged hot weather with average temperatures of about 40 degree Celsius across the country in recent days have led to health problems.
The Ministry of Health’s Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department and Servier Vietnam Pharmaceutical Company on June 18 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of “The First Day” project during 2019-2020.
Diabetes, as a major public health issue, will be addressed across multiple fronts, from prevention and disease management to patient care and engagement, health experts have said.
An expert has recommended people take regular check-ups to detect kidney-related diseases as an estimated 5 million people in Vietnam suffer from kidney issues, and the number rises by about 8,000 each year.
The 4th Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference convened in the central city of Da Nang on December 6, gathering some 200 delegates from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.
A festival to raise public awareness of the importance of early diabetes prevention and control was organised in Hanoi on November 11 as part of activities in response to World Diabetes Day (November 14).
Early diagnosis, treatment and management of non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes at communal medical stations were updated at a training course workshop for lecturers major in the field held in Hanoi on June 11.
Vietnam will increase the number of communal health care centres in charge of preventing, managing and treating several non-contagious diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes in the next 12 months.
Trigger-finger and trigger-thumb, the painful condition common in middle-aged women and people with diabetes, may occur in young people who overuse smartphones.
Vietnam has responded to World Diabetes Day (November 14) with a ceremony focusing on the importance of the early detection and timely treatment to prevent dangerous complications.
Diabetes patients in Ho Chi Minh City and a number of Mekong Delta provinces will be provided with free eye care under a project worth US$734,000 jointly funded by the international non-governmental humanitarian organisation Orbis and the World Diabetes Foundation.
Tran Thi Tuyet Nhung, 55, had suffered pain for two months earlier this year before she decided to visit Binh Chanh District Hospital for treatment.
A medical research publicised recently in Singapore showed that low-income people in the Southeast Asian country face the risk of getting diabetes because of obesity.
As the proportion of pregnant women with diabetes has risen in Vietnam in the last 20 years, doctors are urging early screening to detect gestational diabetes.
The health sector has called for action to halt the rise of diabetes and improve care for people suffering from the disease at a workshop held in Hanoi on April 7.
Rice with a high nutrition content, known as medicinal rice, developed by some Vietnamese food companies, has been selling well in Vietnam and the world market.
Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition, says Nguyen Thi Lam, the deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition.
Free check-ups and consultations on diabetes were offered at an awareness raising event in Ho Chi Minh City on November 14 on the life-threatening disease and healthy lifestyles.
(VOV) - The incidence of diabetes in Vietnamese adults now stands at 5.42% and 65% of the population have not been screened for the disease, according to the Health Ministry.
As much as 5.42% of the total population, suffers from diabetes, according to a study conducted with more than 11,000 respondents between the age of 30-69 as part of the 2012 National Diabetes Prevention Project.